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  • Tom Cotton calls Reid's leadership 'cancerous'

    05/25/2016 12:40:32 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | May 25, 2016
    Tom Cotton laid into Harry Reid on Wednesday, calling Reid's recent remarks on the Senate floor "vulgar" and "incoherent" — before adding that the Democrat's leadership has been "cancerous." As a junior ranking senator, Cotton spends lots of his time presiding over the Senate. And, as a result, a lot of time listening to Reid. And on Wednesday, Cotton had enough of it, leaping to the defense of Sen. John McCain after Reid bashed the GOP for rushing through a massive defense bill. "I'm forced to listen to the bitter, vulgar, incoherent ramblings of the minority leader. Normally like other...
  • Google Awarded Patent For Glue-Covered, Pedestrian-Catching Car Hood

    05/20/2016 3:17:34 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 39 replies
    Google has patented a glue-covered car hood that catches pedestrians hit by cars and holds them in place. When a pedestrian is struck by a moving vehicle it isn’t just the impact that does harm. Victims run the risk of getting bounced off of the hood and into other dangerous objects and perilous situations. As a means of preventing the latter scenario, Google has patented a glue-covered car hood that catches the unfortunate individual and holds them in place.
  • NFL to repay $700K to taxpayers for military tributes

    05/20/2016 2:14:40 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    The National Football League has reportedly agreed to reimburse the federal government after it was revealed that taxpayer dollars funded military recognition at NFL game. According to ESPN's Darren Rovell, the NFL will pay back $723,734 used for sponsoring acts of patriotism at NFL games, including flag ceremonies and welcome home tributes. A letter written to Republican Sens. Jeff Flake and John McCain from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said an audited review of 100 marketing agreements from 2012 to 2015 by accounting firm Deloitte & Touche found that the teams involved received the more than $700,000 for what the senators...
  • 7 Republicans Flipped Their Vote on LGBT Amendment, Setting Them Up for Attack

    05/19/2016 3:59:20 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 35 replies
    Rollcall ^ | May 15, 2016
    After seven Republicans switched their votes from "yes" to "no" Thursday on a measure that have would have protected LGBT workers from discrimination from federal contractors, Democrats quickly turned the votes into an election issue. “House Republicans are so committed to discriminating against LGBT Americans, that they broke regular order to force their members to reverse their votes and support Republicans’ bigotry," Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a statement.
  • Michelle Lodzinski guilty of murdering son Timmy Wiltsey

    05/18/2016 3:42:12 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 2 replies
    Almost a quarter century after five-year-old Timothy Wiltsey mysteriously disappeared, his mother was found guilty of his murder today in a dramatic end to one of New Jersey's most notorious cold cases. A jury of seven men and five women convicted Michelle Lodzinski, 48, after eight weeks of testimony before Middlesex County Superior Court Judge Dennis Nieves in New Brunswick. They deliberated just four hours after the foreman was replaced Tuesday with an alternate because of an undisclosed "personal matter."
  • KTLA Meteorologist Handed A Sweater During Scandalous Weather Report

    05/15/2016 11:58:41 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 90 replies
    MSN The Cut ^ | May 15, 2016
    A KTLA broadcast is making the virtual rounds via Twitter and Facebook, and it's awkward as hell. Viewers were so horrified by the sight of meteorologist Liberté Chan's arms that an off-screen anchor handed her a sweater mid-report so she might cover her shameful upper body. As if by magic, a hand appears with a grey sweater. "You want me to put this on?" she says disbelievingly. "Why? 'Cause it's cold?" "We were getting a lot of emails," said the off-camera voice.
  • Dirty dozen: These 12 fugitives are N.J.'s most wanted

    05/13/2016 5:36:26 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    The division's most wanted list is a rogues gallery representing alleged criminals wanted because their crimes were particularly heinous or because they've proven so difficult to catch. Some are cases handled by the State Police themselves, while others were added at the request of local and county authorities. Some have been in hiding so long they could very well be dead. Strip club shooter still sought by State Police While state authorities do not rank the fugitives on the list, its most conspicuous member is Joanne Chesimard, now known as Assata Shakur, a black nationalist who escaped prison after being...
  • Phil Collins is to blame for WCBS anchor Dana Tyler's absence on air (3 months)

    05/11/2016 3:28:38 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 40 replies
    What a Philthy rat. Pop star Phil Collins is behind the disappearance of Dana Tyler, the beloved WCBS/Ch. 2 anchor who has been off the air since February nursing a broken heart after the “Invisible Touch” singer — her longtime, live-in boyfriend — dumped the local news goddess to reconcile with his ex-wife, Orianne Cevey. “Dana’s been trying to put her life back together,” a source close to Tyler (photo with Collins) told Confidenti@l. “She and Phil were a couple for around 10 years — and then he pulled the rug out from under her.”
  • DNA from humans, rats and other animals found in some veggie burgers

    05/11/2016 3:10:44 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 35 replies
    Fox news ^ | May 11, 2016
    A new report from Clear Labs — the same food analysts who found that at least 10 percent of vegetarian hot dogs contain meat — suggests some troubling things about the making of veggie burgers. In a sample of 89 veggie burgers collected from a range of brands, Clear Labs identified several problems with “substitution, hygienic issues, and pathogenic contamination.”
  • Pet owners deserve family leave, too

    05/11/2016 3:03:31 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 47 replies
    NYPost ^ | May 2, 2016 | Lindsay Putnam
    Bringing my adopted cat, Jameson, home with me in 2014 was one of the happiest days of my life. Having to go back to work two days later was one of the worst. While the rest of the country is hung up on the necessity of maternity leave — or even the newly coined “meternity” — one group continues to be overlooked when it comes to paid time off from work: new pet owners.
  • Cruise Ship Passengers Helping Themselves To Free Coffee & Donuts At Homeless Shelter

    We get it: Cruises can be expensive, and often the food and drink at ports of call can be pricier than what you pay back home. But that doesn’t mean you have to bogart the free coffee and donuts at the homeless shelter near the dock. For many cruise ships making the trip up the Pacific coastline to Alaska, the small city of Ketchikan is the first stop heading north, allowing travelers to get off the ship for a bit, walk around and do a bit of shopping before moving on to the next port. Earlier this week, at a...
  • First Muslim Miss USA Rima Fakih converts to Christianity: ‘Religion doesn’t define me’

    05/07/2016 5:06:12 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    zap2it ^ | May 6, 2016
    Rima Fakih, the 2010 Miss USA who made headlines by becoming the beauty pageant’s first Muslim winner, is converting to Christianity. Fakih, who is from Michigan and is now 30, will marry Maronite Christian music producer Wassim Salibi later this month, according to Christian Today.
  • Submarine becomes Boaty McBoatface As Ship is Named Sir David Attenborough

    05/06/2016 8:06:08 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 16 replies
    MSN Newsweek Europe ^ | May 6, 2016
    The U.K.s new polar research ship is to be named RRS Sir David Attenborough, while a yellow submarine will get the comedy name Boaty McBoatface which topped an internet poll. Despite Boaty being the favourite among voters, it was revealed today that the government decided on a more sensible name. But in a compromise, Science Minister Jo Johnson confirmed that Boaty McBoatface will feature on a remotely operated undersea vehicle that will explore the deepest waters of the Antarctic.
  • 7-year-old writes excuse note, gets dismissed from school

    05/06/2016 4:39:01 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 34 replies
    MSN WCVB Boston ^ | May 5, 2016
    A Texas dad says he wasted no time in transferring his daughter to a new school after the 7-year-old reportedly managed to get herself dismissed from school, “I want Rosabella to go too dus (sic) 131 today!” the second-grader wrote on half a sheet of notebook filler paper in large print, addressing the note to the staff person underneath. Though the girl was supposed to attend an after-school program on Monday, the note she wrote and delivered to the staff herself worked. The staff excused little Rosabella Dahu, she boarded the school bus and went home.
  • The Trump nightmare is real. Clinton could lose this

    05/04/2016 5:59:04 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 100 replies Star-Ledger Editorial Board ^ | May 4, 2016 | Tom moran
    In May of 1988 Gov. Michael Dukakis had a 10-point lead over his Republican rival, the same margin that Hillary Clinton has today. He lost. And she could, too. Don't comfort yourself too much by looking at the horse race polls. Those are about Donald Trump's weakness, not Clinton's strength. A fresh Washington Post poll shows that only 37 percent of American voters trust her, and the number is dropping -- even before her well-fed opponents have begun to pound the airwaves with slimy attack ads on her. And let's face it: It is not beyond the imagination to think...
  • Donald Trump's running mate? Here are 22 possibilities

    05/04/2016 5:11:41 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 102 replies
    With Donald Trump's Tuesday victory in Indiana, he now looks like a sure bet to become the 2016 Republican presidential nominee. The next item on his agenda: Whom should he pick as his running mate? His decision will depend on what he hopes to accomplish with his No. 2. Here are 22 possible candidates, bunched according to the various scenarios Trump and his campaign team will likely consider
  • George W. Bush to skip convention

    05/04/2016 3:43:41 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 4, 2016
    President George W. Bush will not attend this summer's Republican convention, his spokesman confirmed to The Hill. The spokesman, Freddy Ford, told The Hill in an email that the most recent Republican president "does not intend to attend" the convention in Cleveland. Ford also told The Associated Press that Bush does "not plan to participate in or comment on" the presidential race.
  • Newcomer Hollingsworth wins 9th District race

    05/04/2016 2:20:34 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 4 replies
    WISH TV ^ | May 3, 2016dies anyone
    — A wealthy political newcomer who moved to Indiana in September from Tennessee has won the Republican primary for the 9th Congressional District. Trey Hollingsworth’s victory comes after he and his father spent at least $1.7 million of their own money on his campaign. Other Republicans accused Hollingsworth of trying to buy the congressional seat, but his television commercial-heavy campaign presented him as a political outsider.
  • Young beats Stutzman in Indiana Senate GOP primary

    05/03/2016 5:19:42 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    Rep. Todd Young (R-Ind.) is projected to win the Indiana GOP Senate primary, beating back an insurgent challenge from Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.). The Washington Post and Indianapolis Star called the race shortly after polls closed at 7 p.m. Eastern. Young will face off with former Democratic Rep. Baron Hill in November for retiring Sen. Dan Coats’s (R-Ind.) seat.
  • ‘Meternity’ author bails on ‘GMA’ at last minute after backlash

    05/01/2016 12:57:08 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    NYPost ^ | April 29, 2016
    She needed a little more “me time.” Meghann Foye — the author of “Meternity” — bailed on her Friday “Good Morning America” interview at the last minute, facing intense backlash from moms and childless women who say she’s deeply mistaken about maternity leave. “Meghann was supposed to join us right here live,” “GMA” host Amy Robach announced. “She has just pulled out of the interview. There has been so much backlash about her comments, viewers across the country weighing in on this all night long.”
  • Temptations Made a Collar That Finally Gives Your Cat a Human Voice, So It Can Talk to You

    04/29/2016 5:57:51 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 43 replies
    Adweek ^ | April 28, 2016
    Since the dawn of time, humans have been confounded by cats, those mystifyingly aloof creatures whose inner thoughts are famously inscrutable. But no longer! Temptations Cat Treats has invented a cat collar that lets your feline speak in a human voice—so you can finally understand (though probably not) exactly what she is trying to tell you. The Temptations Catterbox, created by London ad agency adam&eveDDB, contains a microphone, speaker, Bluetooth technology and wifi. It captures the cat's meows and translates them into human speech—words that may or may not actually be what they're trying to say.
  • Congressman Chris Van Hollen wins Maryland's Democratic Senate primary

    04/27/2016 2:31:32 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    Guardian ^ | April 26, 2016
    Chris Van Hollen, the seven-term congressman from Washington’s northern Maryland suburbs, has won the Democratic primary against congresswoman Donna Edwards for one of the state’s soon-to-be-vacant Senate seats on Tuesday night. The win in heavily Democratic Maryland’s primary all but assures that Van Hollen, a key ally of House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, will be seated in the US Senate in 2017. Van Hollen’s win also likely means that longtime Democratic Senator Barbara Mikulski’s seat will likely be filled by a man – an outcome that Emily’s List, the powerhouse fundraising organization dedicated to electing pro-choice women to office, unsuccessfully...
  • Dogs Hate Hugs, Study Suggests

    04/26/2016 4:26:19 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 89 replies
    If you love your dogs, you should hug them, right? Wrong. In an article published in Psychology Today, psychology professor and neuropsychological researcher Stanley Coren argues that most dogs are actually stressed out by hugs. The study analyzed 250 Internet photos of people hugging their dogs, scanning for for known signs of anxiety in the dog, including turning their head away, showing the whites of the eyes and slicked back ears. Coren's data revealed that 82 percent of dogs in the photos showed at least one of those signs of stress. About 8 percent of dogs seemed happy with the...
  • Here Is The GOP Ballot VS. The Democratic Ballot In Pennsylvania--Notice Anything Strange?

    04/26/2016 4:14:29 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 18 replies
    Hannity ^ | April 26, 2016 | Sean Hannity
    Donna from Staten Island, a caller on Tuesday's Sean Hannity Show, has provided with a pair of photos--one of the Democratic ballot and one of the GOP ballot--that perfectly illustrate the bizarre way the Pennsylvania GOP elects its delegates to the Republican National Convention. The photos were taken by Donna's sister, who is voting in Pennsylvania's 15th district. Take a look at the side-by-side comparison of the two ballots. On the left, you'll see the Democratic ballot. On the right, the GOP. Notice a difference?
  • N.J. couple can't keep stolen 7.35-carat diamond given as gift, court rules

    04/25/2016 3:44:56 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 29 replies
    federal appeals court has ruled a New Jersey couple can't sue to keep a stolen 7.35-carat diamond, even though it was given as a gift from mother to daughter, the couple's attorney confirmed on Monday. The pear-shaped diamond was stolen in 2003 and made its way through various sellers before ending up purchased for $175,000 by Saddle River resident Frank Walsh, according to previous reports. In 2012, Walsh's wife gave the diamond as a gift to their daughter, Suzanne, and son-in-law Steven Zaretsky. When the Zaretskys tried to have the diamond insured, a jeweler discovered the gem had been stolen...
  • West Point cadets take tour of Jersey City to learn about diverse cultures

    04/23/2016 5:16:13 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 31 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | April 23, 2016
    Cadets from the United States Military Academy at West Point learned about different faiths earlier this month by touring Jersey City's diverse cultural groups. The cadets spent time with Coptic, Jewish and Muslim groups, among others, during a three-day tour of the city for their class, "€œWinning the Peace," which has annually brought cadets to Jersey City for over a decade. During their April 15 visit to the Muslim Federation of New Jersey at 530 Montgomery St., cadets asked questions about Islam, ate traditional Pakistani dishes and attended a prayer session with the local Muslim community.
  • Two dead after bike path for Rio Olympics collapses

    04/22/2016 2:04:14 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 16 replies
    Fox news ^ | April 22, 2016
    " – A new elevated bike path that was heralded as a top legacy project of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics collapsed Thursday, killing at least two people. The accident on the Tim Maia bike path was the latest in a series of problems besetting preparations for the Aug. 5-21 games, which include worries about an outbreak of the Zika virus, political turmoil that threatens to topple President Dilma Rousseff, underwhelming ticket sales and budget cuts amid Brazil's worst recession in decades." "The bike path is perched high above the water on concrete and metal pillars set into a rocky...
  • New housing boss makes $167k on top of $163k pension ... in same city(Union City NJ)

    04/19/2016 4:19:01 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    Stanley Sanger's retirement didn't last long. Neither did his time away from Union City, where he was born and raised, then worked for 41 years as a teacher, school principal and, not quite finally, as superintendent of schools. After being credited with leading a turnaround of Union City's largely working class, urban district, Sanger retired after the 2013-14 school year, intending to live off his $167,000 school pension, and devote more time to his family and his fishing pole. But then came some unexpected personal demands — which Sanger preferred to keep private — and when the executive director position...
  • "Trying Not to Die" Erick Ericksontwitter account

    04/17/2016 5:59:01 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 51 replies
    Erick EricksonVerified account ^ | April 17, 2016 | By Erick Erickson
    Trying Not to Die
  • McDonald's is building an epic restaurant with all-you-can-eat fries

    04/15/2016 9:34:22 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 101 replies
    McDonald's is opening a restaurant in Missouri that's unlike any other McDonald's in the country. The new 6,500-square-foot location in St. Joseph will offer all-you-can-eat french fries, customizable desserts, sandwiches, and burgers, as well as table service, The St. Joseph News-Press reports.
  • Kerry: Cuba wrong to exclude Cuban-born travelers from cruising to the island

    04/15/2016 3:48:21 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | April 14, 2016
    On a busy Thursday that included meeting with Cuban-American leaders and encouraging Miami Dade College students to embrace diversity, Secretary of State John Kerry waded into the Carnival Corp. controversy, criticizing enforcement of a Cuban decree that prevents those born on the island from traveling to and from Cuba by sea. “The United States government will never support, never condone discrimination. And the Cuban government should not have the right to enforce on us a policy of discrimination against people who have the right to travel,” Kerry said during an interview with the Miami Herald and CNN en Español in...
  • CBS Show “Big Bang Theory” Celebrates the Humanity of Unborn Children

    04/13/2016 5:19:24 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 39 replies
    Lifenews ^ | April 13, 2016
    The Big Bang Theory, arguably TV’s most popular comedy today, captured an adorable, life-affirming moment in its latest episode when three of the characters listened to an unborn baby’s heartbeat together. The April 7 episode showed expecting parents Howard and Bernadette sitting together on the sofa with Howard’s best friend Raj. Howard moves a special microphone over his wife’s stomach that allows them to hear the baby’s heart beating. The three friends sit in awe as they listen to the unborn baby’s heart thump through the speaker. “Isn’t that the best?” Bernadette says. “You guys made a person!” Raj adds,...
  • Christie surrenders on Supreme Court, handing Sweeney a big win | Moran

    04/13/2016 3:13:16 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    The six-year fight against Gov. Chris Christie's attempt to remake the state Supreme Court has finally ended, thanks to a full retreat by the governor. This is a huge win for New Jersey and for Senate President Steve Sweeney, who has fought hard against Christie's crude efforts to bend the court to his will. On Monday Christie nominated a Democrat, Walter Timpone, to fill the court's lone vacancy. The governor had long insisted that the seat should go to a Republican, and he threatened just last month to escalate the fight unless Democrats approved his nominee, Judge David Bauman. But...
  • NJ School Board Votes to Adopt Transgender Bathroom Policy

    04/12/2016 2:49:50 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 25 replies
    A northern New Jersey school district has voted to adopt a policy allowing transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms based on their gender identity. The Pascack Valley Regional High School District voted 6-1 to pass a policy they say is designed to protect transgender students' rights. The district said the policy is needed to comply with anti-discrimination laws.
  • N.J. approves more than 100 school religious holidays

    04/11/2016 7:01:04 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    The state Board of Education this week approved a list of religous holidays in the upcoming school year on which schools must allow excused absences. The list, updated annually, includes more than 100 holidays for the 2016-17. Students celebrating those holidays must present a written excuse signed by a parent or guardian. Schools are required to provide students the opportunity to make up any tests or other assessments that they missed. Here is the list of religious holidays for 2016-17:
  • A prank caller tricked Burger King workers into smashing all the restaurant's windows

    04/10/2016 1:52:19 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    Several employees of a Burger King fast-food outlet in Minnesota were persuaded by a prank caller posing as a fire official to smash the restaurant's windows, convinced that rising gas pressure was threatening to cause an explosion, police said Saturday
  • Will Smith, former Saints player, shot and killed

    04/10/2016 2:33:37 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | April 10, 2016
    Former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith was killed Saturday night, according to a team spokesman. He was 34. Hours before the shooting, Smith tweeted that he was "having a blast" Saturday night at the French Quarter Fest, an annual event in the famed New Orleans district.
  • Chris Pratt erects giant cross on Easter

    03/31/2016 5:57:16 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    NYDaily News ^ | March 28, 2016
    Chris Pratt is more than a guardian of the galaxy, he’s also one of his faith. Pratt, 36, spent Easter building a simple yet enormous cross. He documented the journey of the giant structure on his Instagram. First, he picked the perfect locale. And a photo of his finger pointing down to the site, from the sky, has the look of the hand of God.
  • First ABC News Bulletin - President Reagan assassination attempt shooting - Frank Reynolds

    03/30/2016 3:00:52 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | March 30, 1981
    Uploaded on Mar 18, 2011 The first (about 15 minutes after shooting) ABC News News Bulletin with Frank Reynolds of President Ronald Reagan being shot in 1981.
  • N.J. mall Easter bunny involved in brawl with customers (VIDEO)

    03/21/2016 3:02:37 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | March 20, 2016
    JERSEY CITY -- Easter may be just a week away, but the holiday spirit came to a halt today after a mall bunny found himself tangled up in a brawl. In a video posted on Twitter this evening from Newport Mall in Jersey City, an Easter bunny can be seen exchanging punches with customers waiting online to have photos taken. At the beginning of the video, the bunny -- without his floppy ears -- is seen being separated from a man wearing a brown shirt. But just seconds after they are taken away from one another, the bunny throws his...
  • NYC’s St. Patrick’s Parade Will Feature Gay Groups, but Not Pro-Life Ones

    03/17/2016 2:57:51 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | March 16, 2016 | BRIAN FRAGA
    NEW YORK — When the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade kicks off at 11:30am Thursday, two homosexual groups will be among the hundreds of organizations marching under their own banners. No pro-life organizations, however, will be marching in the annual parade down Fifth Avenue. “You have a gay group in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade allowed to march, but the pro-life people are banned? The whole thing is perverse,” said William Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights. Donohue told the Register that he does not regret his decision to pull the Catholic League...
  • Uncommitted GOP strategists win Virgin Islands contest, denying delegates to Cruz and Trump

    03/11/2016 3:53:15 PM PST · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 11, 2016
    Six delegates were up for grabs in the U.S. Virgin Islands on Thursday. None of them went to one of the four Republican candidates still running for president. In a surprise that sneaked up on every campaign, Republican strategists who were uncommitted to any candidate swept the contest, led by the (formerly) northern Michigan-based strategist John Yob and his wife.
  • Jersey City fired me for Facebook posts on Hillary Clinton, Muslims, man says

    03/11/2016 1:48:19 PM PST · by SMGFan · 30 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | March 11, 2016
    Jersey City's former IT director says he was fired after a mayoral aide spotted right-wing posts on his Facebook page, posts that slammed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and criticized moves to accept Syrian refugees into the country. The city's decision to terminate Alan Guglielmi came after the city spent more than a year searching for someone to lead its IT department, and less than three weeks after Guglielmi was hired. The 70-year-old North Arlington man said he's hoping to hire an attorney to help him win his job back. "I think my First Amendment rights have been infringed upon," he...
  • 'Chumlee’ from ‘Pawn Stars’ jailed in Vegas on weapon, drug charges

    03/10/2016 2:40:10 AM PST · by SMGFan · 62 replies
    FOX 8 Cleveland - AP ^ | March 10, 2016
  • Duckworth Slams ‘Tasteless’ GOP Tweet

    03/09/2016 4:50:17 PM PST · by SMGFan · 83 replies
    Rollcall ^ | March 8, 2016
    Illinois Senate candidate Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., criticized the National Republican Senatorial Committee for releasing a tweet that appeared to be a swipe at her status as a disabled veteran. Earlier in the day, the NRSC released a now-deleted tweet saying, “Tammy Duckworth has a sad record of not standing up for our veterans.” Duckworth lost both of her legs during the Iraq War while piloting a helicopter.
  • Former Democratic Rep. Baca To Run As Republican

    03/09/2016 4:42:31 PM PST · by SMGFan · 31 replies
    RollCall ^ | March 9, 2016
    Former Democratic California Rep. Joe Baca is running for a seat in the House, this time as a Republican. Baca previously served in Congress as a Democrat from 1999 to 2013, before losing to fellow Democrat Gloria Negrete McLeod. In 2014, Baca ran for a seat in California’s 31st district but failed to make it out of the primary. California has a top-two primary system, where voters can choose any of the candidates in any party and then the top two candidates square off in the general election. Baca will be facing the eventual winner of the 2014 race, Rep....
  • Nancy Reagan Dies At 94

    03/06/2016 9:08:59 AM PST · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    Foxnews ^ | March 6, 2016
    LOS ANGELES, CA – Former First Lady Nancy Reagan has passed away at the age of 94. TMZ reports that Reagan had been in failing health recently.
  • A Plagiarism Scandal Is Unfolding In The Crossword World

    03/04/2016 6:09:10 PM PST · by SMGFan · 16 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | March 4, 2016
    A group of eagle-eyed puzzlers, using digital tools, has uncovered a pattern of copying in the professional crossword-puzzle world that has led to accusations of plagiarism and false identity. Since 1999, Timothy Parker, editor of one of the nation’s most widely syndicated crosswords, has edited more than 60 individual puzzles that copy elements from New York Times puzzles, often with pseudonyms for bylines, a new database has helped reveal. The puzzles in question repeated themes, answers, grids and clues from Times puzzles published years earlier. Hundreds more of the puzzles edited by Parker are nearly verbatim copies of previous puzzles...
  • Donald Trump's Ex-Wife Marla Maples to Compete on Season 22 of 'Dancing With the Stars'

    03/03/2016 5:04:29 PM PST · by SMGFan · 13 replies
    Us Weekly ^ | March 3, 2016
    You’re hired! Marla Maples, who was married to Donald Trump in the '90s, will compete on season 22 of Dancing With the Stars, multiple sources confirm to Us Weekly. Maples married the presidential hopeful in 1993, after their infamous affair during his marriage to first wife Ivana Trump. Trump and Maples later divorced in 1999 and have one child together, Tiffany Trump, 22.
  • TEXAS GOP: 155 Delegates to Be Awarded Through Complex Process

    03/02/2016 3:31:12 AM PST · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 1, 2016
    Texas is the crown jewel of the Super Tuesday Republican presidential primary now underway in eleven states. 155 delegates will be awarded through an elaborate process of statewide and congressional district allocations. The process begins by awarding 47 delegates based on the outcome of the statewide race between the candidates. The remaining 108 delegates are split between Texas 36 congressional districts with each district awarding three delegates. ------ In a second scenario where no candidate gets a majority of the vote but at least two candidates get at least 20 percent of the vote, the 47 statewide delegates will be...